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UK Consumer Credit becomes regulated by the FCA and existing licences cancelled

UK consumer credit regulation is being taken over by the Financial Conduct Authority, promising more burdensome regulation and obliging all existing licence holders to re-apply for authorisation...more

Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorneys - Part 1

Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more

Income Tax Reduction and Deferral Strategies for Trial Attorney Contingency Fee Income: Part 1—Structured Settlement Annuities...

Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation News Quarterly - Summer 2012. Overview - Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these arrangements was...more

A Case Study at the Cutting Edge: Legal Project Management in Australia

Few law firms can claim that they are shaping the future of legal services. King & Wood Mallesons, however, is at the forefront of law firms bringing innovative ways to serve client needs in the New Normal. This article...more

Better Safe Than Sorry

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

The Euro trade

As the Eurozone crisis continues to deepen, businesses should consider taking action to protect their position from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more...more

CISX listing - A Cost Effective Way To Make AIM Shares Eligible For Individual Savings Accounts

The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange is not designated as a "recognised stock exchange" by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Therefore shares traded on AIM cannot be held in a stocks and shares...more

In-House Counsel and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two...

In House Counsel and the AC Privilege-- Adhering to the Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Ideals While Wearing "Two Hats" An Ohio Approved Professionalism CLE Covering the following topics: Your Two Clients:...more

BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS

Conclusion. As shown, the cost of litigation is not a factor of the size of the case but of the type of case, including the kind of Claims and the Rules that apply. So, somewhat counter-intuitively, a $100,000 breach of...more

Working Effectively with Your Lawyer: Don't "Outsource" the Details of Your Deal

Having an effective relationship with your lawyer involves more than just hiring an attorney who is knowledgable and competent. You must also be able to work with your lawyer in a way that gets a deal done while protecting...more

Stock Purchase Agreement Commentary

The stock purchase agreement (sometimes called a share purchase agreement) is the main transaction document for a stock acquisition. It sets out what is being sold, details the sale process, and sets out the liabilities and...more

FORMAS DE CONSTITUCION DE UN GRUPO EMPRESARIAL

Los grupos de empresas, se concretizan en la práctica, de diversas maneras. La doctrina comparada presenta variadas formas de constitución de grupos; pero por cuestiones de espacio, nos referiremos sólo...more

The Lawyer Commodity Index

America has morphed from a society that produces goods as commodities, to a service worker economy led by lawyers. From law school deans to corporate counsel consultants, “the future of lawyers” is a topic...more

PPSA Financing Statements

The PPSA affects a wide range of persons and transactions including sales on credit, leases of goods, equipment and livestock for a term of more than one year, and secured loans. The credit provider needs to be aware of the...more

Legal Events and Legal Documents

Conclusion. You can save your business and yourself time, money and aggravation by thinking proactively. Now, when you don’t have legal problems is the time to have your legal “audit,” “check-up,” or “review” – whatever...more

Using Accounting Experts: Four Tactics to Obtain Full Value

Corporate and securities attorneys can reduce overall litigation costs and enhance the value of working with an accounting expert by using four simple techniques outlined in this article. ...more

GUIDE TO THE BAHAMIAN FOUNDATION

The Bahamas foundation truly is a hybrid corporate medium, and is a great option to a trust in the right situations. It holds applications as an individual vehicle or as a part of an overall structure, and when used...more

You May Have to Lend to Yourself If the Bank Won't

Have you faced a capital call at your firm recently? Are your partner distributions being reduced? Media reports indicate that a number of top law firms are asking their partners to increase their capital accounts and/or are...more

Rethinking Legal Fees In Lean Times. Practical Tips for General Counsel Managing Litigation In An Economic Recession.

Steep declines in corporate revenue have shareholders and CFO’s knocking at the doors of their company’s general counsel demanding drastic reductions in legal budgets. Despite the decline in revenue, litigation has not seen a...more

Due Diligence When Buying a Business

The paper was delivered at a Buying and Sale of Business Seminar in 2008. It looks a the due diligence process in the context of buying a business, how it can be used, and what lessons the Australian case law has in regards...more

July Newsletter

Theory of Deepening Insolvency Banking & Finance Litigation...more

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